Ivor Thord-Gray wrote of American Journalist George.Weeks , along with Timothy Turner, as the men who helped him secure his commission under General Obregon. Thord-Gray said of them: “we became lifelong friends”
For George.Weeks, Mexico was a second chance at life after profound personal tragedy that left him a shattered man: the murder of his son and his son's fiancé in California. After selling his newspaper, he suffered a nearly fatal battle with tuberculosis and retired to Mexico in his mid 50's. It was in Carranza’s hometown of Cuatro Cienegras that George Weeks was reborn. Like Tim Turner, George Weeks loved Mexico.